Resilient Roots

Climate-Smart Agriculture & Food Systems



Agriculture plays a prominent role in San Diego, holding significant economic, cultural, ecological, and historic value. As our climate and land-use priorities shift, these agricultural lands are increasingly threatened by the climate impacts of extreme temperatures, more variable precipitation and drought, and increased frequency and intensity of wildfire. Despite these challenges, agricultural lands that utilize sustainable, regenerative, and climate-smart practices, hold significant potential to offset our carbon impact. 

Sustainable & Climate-Smart Practices

Sustaining permanent crops
trees and shrubs
cover crops
No-till or
Composting and mulching
riparian areas

San Diego Food Vision 2030

San Diego County Food Vision 2030, led by our partners at the San Diego Food System Alliance, is a multi-year initiative to bring about a healthier, more sustainable, and more just food system in San Diego County by the year 2030.

Community voices are important to shaping the future of food in San Diego County.

Technical Resources

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2020 Report:
Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops
2020 Consortium Summary Powerpoint
Summary Guide:
Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops
Climate-Smart Ag in SD County
Agriculture in Escondido: Opportunities for Resilience

Community Resources

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Climate Cookbook:
Recipes & Activities
Climate Commitment Carrot
Climate & Food Systems Traveling Trunks

En Español

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Informe: Los Impactos del Cambio Climático de los Cultivos Especializados
Presentación del 2020 Consorcio
La Zanahoria del Compromiso Climático
Recetario climático:
recitas y actividades

Event Resources

Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops

On February 27, 2020 over 40 specialty crop representatives, including growers, agricultural associations, technical advisors, and researchers, gathered to identify potential climate change adaptation strategies. Learn more and view the Consortium resources here:

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Safeguarding natural and human communities in the face of a changing climate.


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